About Oklahoma VOAD


Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership-based organization that builds resiliency in Oklahoma communities. It serves as the forum where organizations share knowledge and resources throughout the disaster cycle — preparation, response, recovery and mitigation — to help disaster survivors and their communities.


As a Member of National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD), Oklahoma Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster  works to foster more effective service to people affected by disaster through convening mechanisms, outreach, advocacy, and as a champion and facilitator for the application of our values and core principles.


Guided by the core principles of the 4Cs — cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration —  VOAD Members provide the leadership that build strong, resilient communities and delivers hope in times of need.

These principles serve as the foundation for the Oklahoma VOAD as it collaborates with local, regional and national partners to coordinate disaster relief, response and recovery efforts in times of disaster.